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Warming Persian Beef & Lentil Stew

Warming Persian Beef & Lentil Stew

Rating
4rating out of 5

(1097 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

Use within

3-4 days

This aromatic yet mild Persian-inspired beef & lentil stew is spiced with cinnamon, turmeric, allspice and cumin. You'll serve it over basmati rice and top with plenty of fresh mint. Rich, comforting and warming, this one is a deliciously exotic winter warmer. Yes please! (Dairy-free: see our FAQs for details.)

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

Use within

3-4 days

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In Your Box
Ingredients for 2 people (double for 4)
basmati-rice
100g basmati rice
beef stock cube (new5/18)
1 beef stock cube †
Onion
1 brown onion
can of chopped tomatoes 1
1 can of chopped tomatoes (210g)
Brown-lentils
1 can of lentils
garlic-clove
2 garlic cloves
ground-allspice
1 tsp ground allspice
British beef mince 2
250g British beef mince
fresh-mint
10g mint
cinnamon
1 tsp ground cinnamon
ground-cumin
1 tbsp ground cumin
turmeric
1 tsp ground turmeric
Soy-sauce-sachet
1 soy sauce sachet (8ml) †
tomato paste 3.18
2 tbsp tomato paste †
You Will Need
Pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 100g basmati rice
  • 1 Knorr beef stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes (210g)
  • 1 can of lentils (400g)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 250g British beef mince
  • 10g mint
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 517 kJ
123 kcal
2904 kJ
689 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
2.9 g
1.3 g
16.1 g
7.4 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
15.3 g
1.5 g
85.9 g
8.3 g
Fibre 3.2 g 18.1 g
Protein 8.4 g 47.3 g
Salt 0.68 g 3.81 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
100g basmati rice
basmati rice
1 Knorr beef stock cube
Salt, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), potato starch, sugar, beef extract (4%), yeast extract, flavourings, onion powder, caramel syrup, maltodextrin, parsley, carrots, spices (parsley roots, CELERY seeds).
1 brown onion
brown onion
1 can of chopped tomatoes (210g)
chopped tomatoes 99.8%, salt
1 can of lentils (400g)
lentils, water, salt, ascorbic acid
1 garlic clove
garlic
1 tsp ground allspice
ground allspice pimento
250g British beef mince
beef (100%)
10g mint
mint(100%)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
ground cinnamon
1 tbsp ground cumin
ground cumin
1 tsp ground turmeric
turmeric(100%)
1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)
water, soy bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
2 tbsp tomato paste
tomatoes (sulphites)
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (celery, gluten, soya, sulphites)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Warming Persian Beef & Lentil Stew

Peel and finely chop the brown onion[s]

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium heat

Once hot, add the chopped onion with a pinch of salt and cook for 6-8 min or until softened

2 Warming Persian Beef & Lentil Stew

Meanwhile, peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Drain and rinse the canned lentils

3 Warming Persian Beef & Lentil Stew

Add the basmati rice and 250ml [500ml] cold water to a pot with a lid and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to very low and cook, covered, for 10-15 min or until all the water has absorbed and the rice is cooked

Once cooked, remove from the heat and keep covered until serving

4 Warming Persian Beef & Lentil Stew

Meanwhile, boil a kettle

Once the onion has softened, increase the heat to medium-high and add the beef mince with a generous grind of pepper

Cook for 3-4 min or until browned all over, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as you go 

 

5 Warming Persian Beef & Lentil Stew

Meanwhile, dissolve the beef stock cube[s] in 200ml [375ml] boiled water

 

6 Warming Persian Beef & Lentil Stew

Once browned, add the ground turmeric, ground cumin, cinnamon, allspice, chopped garlic and tomato paste and cook for 1 min or until fragrant

Add the drained lentils, beef stock, chopped tomatoes and soy sauce and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 6-8 min or until thickened – this is your warming Persian beef & lentil stew

7 Warming Persian Beef & Lentil Stew

Meanwhile, strip the mint leaves from their stalks and chop them roughly

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Serve the warming Persian beef & lentil stew over the basmati rice

Garnish with the chopped mint 

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